I'm guessing this must have been inspired by the recent discussions of the Airlou and their purpose for humanity. This is a rather curious interpretation, but hey, it's your story.
I figured the Arilou move in metaphors we can understand, and sometimes the simplest metaphors are the best. But yeha, I didn't want to go all "super-weapon raargh". I was thinking, maybe it isn't just power, maybe it's just being the right *shape*.
This also seems to take place in your Dead World continuity. Is that why you haven't updated that story in a while?
Dead World is kinda on hiatus because I can't find the time for both that and oddyssee what with the factory shutting down soon. Hopefully it'll be back mid-november or so.